Health Care Initiative
The Nestling Trust (TNT) is working with the Nepal government, to help improve health care facility and to provide health education for those families living in the remote areas of Nepal where thousands live a days trek away, from the nearest health post.
Since April 2014 TNT has worked with Social Transformation - Nepal (SITARA) an NGO supporting a government health initiative providing basic Health Care and Health Education in the remote village of Marbu. The clinic serves a population of approximately 6000 people.
On 5th April '15 TNT funded the running of a 5 day dental camp in the same village where 500 children received dental checks and where necessary treatment, as well as dental hygiene education.
Following the devastating earthquake on 25th April'15 TNT gave immediate humanitarian aid, including materials to construct simple emergency shelter homes, and funded the piping of running water to four villages whose water sources had dried up.
In April 2016, working with the District Health Office in Cherikot through our partner NGO SITARA Nepal, the Nestling Trust has provided materials for three further health clinics to be constructed in the remote villages of Lapilang, Chilankha and Bhirkot. These are now complete and are staffed by the DHO.
Also in April '16 a six month Health Education Programme in the villages of the Gulmi area was organised by Himshikhara, TNT's partner NGO for that region. Ramu Pandey well qualified in health education, taught pupils at secondary schools as well as village community groups.
Subjects included hygiene, nutrition, sexual health, contraception, drugs and alcohol.
7th September 2017 - Four clinics supplied with equipment.
Four remote health clinics supported by the Nestling Trust, Marbu, Bhirkot, Lapilang and Chilankha were supplied with much needed clinical equipment generously donated by supporters of the Nestling Trust. TNT are most grateful to SITARA Nepal (our partner NGO) for organising the distribution in extremely difficult monsoon conditions and to everyone who has helped in any way to help equip these clinics.
Preeti - 40,000 people have no access to a hospital for 9 months each year.
An assessment trip to Preeti revealed that an area of Nepal - Umakunda Rural Municipal of Ramechhap District has no hospital.